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Testing Services

The mission of TJC Testing Services is to provide high-quality testing services that observe and adhere to the National College Testing Association's Professional Standards and Guidelines to meet the needs of our students, faculty and community members.

The Testing Center supports the testing process's integrity by creating a quiet, comfortable and clean environment conducive to productive testing. Friendly, courteous and supportive, the Testing Center collaborates with faculty, administrators, other colleges and universities, testing vendors and national organizations to stay abreast of best practices.

Central Campus & TJC West Testing Center Hours of Operation 

Academic, selective admissions, the TSI, and professional exams can take up to five hours to complete. Before any exam, please ensure you eat a good meal, are hydrated, and wear comfortable clothes. If you plan to visit with an academic advisor after an exam, please arrive early so you can finish your exam and visit with an advisor during posted hours of operation.

Monday - Wednesday 
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please start any exam by 1 p.m.

Thursday (Main Campus Testing Center)
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Please start any exam by 2 p.m.


Thursday (TJC West Testing Center)
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please start any exam by 1 p.m.


8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Please start any exam by 1 p.m.


Saturday & Sunday
Closed during fall and spring terms


Central Campus Testing Center Summer Hours of Operation (May 6 - Aug. 23)

In addition to normal hours of operation:

  • Saturday: 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. (All exam start times: 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.)
  • There will be no Saturday testing the weekend of Memorial Day (May 27) or the July 4 weekend.

Hours are subject to change. The hours and days that specific tests are offered are listed with the test information you can reach by selecting the Available Testing link.

TJC West Testing Center

Located at TJC West within the Regional and Training Development Complex, the TJC West Testing Center will offer many of the same testing services at the Central Campus Testing location. This provides a convenient place to test for students living on Tyler's West and North ends. Testing services we will be providing at TJC West will include:

  • Admissions tests for some of our programs (TEAS, HESI (A2), Bennett)
  • Placement Tests (TSI)

The Center for Academic Exams (All-Academic Exams)

The Center for Academic Exams (CAE) provides live proctoring for TJC instructor-assigned computer-based or paper exams.

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Who can take an exam in the CAE?

Due to limited space, the CAE is limited to:

  • Students who do not have a home computer/laptop, internet connection, or other required technology needed to complete the exam
  • Students who need to take proctored exams for online classes
  • Students who need to make-up tests for face-to-face classes

Please note that students requiring accommodations must take their exam at the TJC Testing Center.

Appointments Recommended

Appointments are strongly recommended to ensure availability. Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Thursday but subject to space availability. We only accept appointments on Friday.

No Show Policy

Be sure to arrive on time. If you arrive 15 or more minutes late, your seat might be given to a walk-in tester.


TJC Main Campus Vaughn Library/Learning Commons

Check-In Process

Check-in at the Library Circulation Desk. Students will be asked to fill out an intake form and then directed to the Center for Academic Exams (CAE). Please note: students may only enter the CAE after checking in at the Circulation Desk.

What to Bring

Photo ID and any materials the instructor requires for the exam.

Schedule Appointment

Schedule an appointment through Navigate


Contact the Director of Academic Support Services, Danna Baggett, through email at dree@tjc.edu or by phone at 903.510.3114.

The Center for Academic Exams - Hours of Operation

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Please start any exam by 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday and Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Please start any exam by 3:30 p.m

The Center for Academic Exams is located on the first floor of Vaughn Library.